Saturday, June 09, 2007

The new medication Reglan the doctor put me on was doing me in. I was so tired all the time and was becoming depressed. Let's just say the thoughts werent good. And it started not to matter to me that i have lost almost 100 lbs. I decided to take myself off of it yesterday and called my doctor to let him know. He was on call but his assistant i spoke with was very helpful. Those side affects are very common but theres no substitution for the drug. On the bright side, it hadnt done anything to get rid of the acid so theres no loss there. I did some more research and from what ive read it looks like that if meds dont work the surgery i was talking about, the nissen fundoplication, is still a possibility. Its just that many people who have the surgery have the hiatal hernia which i dont. My doc wont get in touch with me until Monday but i hope to be back to my normal self by then. This pill was such a pain. 4 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime. Who knows when they are going to eat all the time and be able to take a pill? I think the only thing i havent tried is Prevacid. But i think my problem isnt the acid so much as its my stomach is letting it get all the way into my mouth. Its not a ton but its enough and constant enough that my throat and mouth burn at some level 24 hrs a day. Which is why im thinking surgery has got to be the answer.
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  • CEEBEE200
    One HUNDRED pounds lost - what an aMAZing achievement!!! And the fact that you've achieved this with the acid problem that you're battling -- makes it an even greater success. Hang on in there, Reina, there must be an answer for you, medically, and in the mean time I hope you can have a bit of a respite from feeling so down now that that medication is out of your system...
    5009 days ago
    Don't let the depression get you down. When others here they have over a hundred to lose, they quit before they've even started, but you didn't give up and now you're already there! I hope you feel better by now.
    5012 days ago
    Oh Reina, I'm so sorry you weren't getting good results with the Reglan and I know that adding depression to it wasn't good. I am still praying for you friend and please let me know what step they will try next. Give yourself a great big hug from me and know that I care a great deal about you. You're a very nice person and I am behind you all the way! {{{hugs}}}
    5015 days ago
  • LAUREN1213
    I'm so sorry you're having the problems with your health that you are. I hope you can find a satisfactory resolution to it. I just wanted to stop by and tell you how AWESOME you look! WOW...keep up the good work!

    5016 days ago
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